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Could of did more/money hog
by Mac , 11/04/2015
I was not completely satisfied with this lawyer felt she could of fought more in court and she charged me for every single, email, conversation and I was not notified before my retainer ran out. A lot of miscommunication and felt her case load was too high for her which in turn cost me more money to fix. I was mailed a bill that totally caught me off guard right after my custody hearing . She got me for $8,000.00 total! I was able to speak to her assistant and other staff more then I did her for assistance. Do not recommend.
by KW , 12/19/2013
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! Mrs. Petermann is an amazing woman and a very dedicated attorney. I hired her for my divorce in 2011 and went to her again when my ex hired a lawyer to lower child support. I came in from out of town to be present for my mediation and Tonya wasn't feeling well but she came anyways. She went out of her way to get emergency treatment the night before in order to be there even though it would have been perfectly understandable if she had to cancel. She was on top of her game and took her time to explain everything I needed in great detail. I am extremely satisfied with her services and will go back to her if I ever need her for legal services again. Basically all you have to do is tell her what you want and provider her with the information she asks for and she will take care of you. I'M A VERY HAPPY CLIENT.
by Not happy , 12/03/2013
She's awesome if you want a lawyer with no moral compass. As a lawyer she's subpar and she knows it, so she resorts to dirty tricks to try and win her cases. She's not afraid to screw over her client either (you'll pay more than that couple thousand for virtually nothing). She's manipulative and very good turning things against you. I would definitely say you don't want to be on her bad side. She is one of the most unprofessional lawyers I've ever dealt with.
Willing to lie for her client, but will bail on you when she gets caught.
by should have been more careful , 08/08/2013
Tonya is willing to go to almost any extreme for her client. She lied in court, and allowed her client to lie, repeatedly. When they started pointing out the lies of her and her client, Tonya dropped her client like a hot potato. Tonya does her best to disrupt other counsel while they are presenting their side, and deserves, at a minimum, consideration for an Oscar, for her DRAMA performance in court. Tonya does a really good job of being a professional victim also. Her lawyer skills are mediocre, but she does a decent job of manipulating the system, especially if you are a female. The Family Law court in Okaloosa County falls all over itself to accommodate women, and Tonya knows that much If you believe your case will be concluded quickly, you may want this kind of lawyer. But, if your case drags out, you will probably waste a lot of money with her, and not get the results you are looking for.
The worst lawyer in Fort Walton Beach
by Tami , 07/29/2013
Save your money Go to another lawyer They took my money fifteen hundred dollars and they did Nothing I didn't get my divorce and I didn't get my money Absolutely didn't do nothing and they didn't want to refund the money Very Unprofessional the assistance the receptionists and the lawyer Stayaway and don't waste your money I basically lost $1500 for nothing The very greedy She should be a shame of herself taking people's money And not do anything
Simple Divorce (should have been)
by Happy Single Mom , 05/22/2013
Staff and Lawyer: Unorganized, uninformative (didn't provide laws/guidance upfront). Provided information sometimes after the fact that cost me more money, didn't answer all questions when asked or never answered some question. Multiple questions from different staff member not communicationg with each, would end up costing me more money and more delay. When I would express my concerns and questions and how things where being managed all members became defensive. Staff member without my permission sent me more update information on personnel fat burners (her hobby) then on my divorce case. Not reccomended for divorce.
THE GREATEST LAWYER THIS SIDE OF THIS MISSISSIPPI, AND THE OTHER SIDE TOO!!!!!!
by sarah , 07/14/2012
even though my case has not yet gone to trial, TONYA IS AMAZING. She tells you what you do and don't need and doesn't waste your time. her charges are very reasonable and appropriate. i could have had the easiest divorce on the planet, but my soon to be ex....wouldn't negotiate on anything....HOWEVER, EVERY MOTION OR PETITION FILED BY MY CON ARTIST EX....WAS QUICKLY HANDLED AND WE CAME OUT ON TOP!!!! MY FIRST HEARING IS COMING UP SOON AND I FEEL VERY, VERY CONFIDENT WE WILL NOT ONLY PERSERVERE BUT GET MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR. HE SHOULD HAVE SETTLED :) :) :) GO TONYA. THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS I READ SEEMED TO COME MOSTLY FROM DISGRUNTLED MEN. GET OVER YOURSELF. TONY IS THE BEST BY FAR
divorced and glad
by happy , 06/11/2012
I went to Tonya with a list, a very long list of what I Wanted in my divorce and I got everything I wanted and more. I would recommend her in a second. She and her staff are kind, compassionatete, and helped me through an extremely stressful,and emotionally trying time. I owe her everything. If it wasn't for my list and her dedication I wouldn't have a 1/4 th of what I got. I think highly of her and am so glad she was the attorney I chose. I wish everyone would use her it would be worth every penny :)
by HAPPY CLIENT , 10/11/2011
IT'S OBVIOUS FROM THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS THAT THESE PEOPLE WERE NOT HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME OF THEIR CASE AND ARE REFLECTING THAT UPON MRS. PETERMANN. WE MUST ALL REMEMBER THAT WE ARE THE ONES THAT CREATE THE SITUATIONS THAT WE ARE IN. I AM SURE THAT MRS. PETERMANN AND HER STAFF WERE NOT THE CAUSE OF THE UNHAPPINESS OF THESE PEOPLE AND THE SITUATIONS THAT THEY WERE IN WERE THEIR OWN FAULTS. MRS. PETERMANN AND HER STAFF WERE ALWAYS VERY HELPFUL, FRIENDLY, AND PROFESSIONAL. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME OF MY CASE. MRS PETERMANN NEVER OVERCHARGED ME AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY TO PAY HER 10 TIMES THE AMOUNT IT COST ME. MY CASE WAS VERY EMOTIONAL AND I COULD NOT HAVE CHOSEN A BETTER ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT ME ON THE CASE. I WOULD RECOMMEND HER TO ANYONE...AND I CAN PROMISE YOU THAT MY EX WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND HER. THANK YOU SO MUCH MRS. PETERMANN, ANGELA AND JANICE! YOU ARE THE BEST!
RIPPED ME FOR EVERY DIME
by Ralph , 09/20/2011
Worthless lawyer,, she charged me for mistakes her legal assistant made on my decree and for every thing she could even paper and envelopes...didnt fight as hard as she claimed she would when it came down to hearing... find someone else !!!!!